Fixer Upper stars Chip and Joanna Gaines donate $ 1.5 million and build a new playhouse for St. Jude Children's & # 39; s Hospital
Chip and Joanna Gaines helped improve the lives of countless families living with cancer for many years to come.
On Wednesday, June 19, the top stars of Fixer presented the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee with a check of $ 1.5 million.
In addition to their incredible gift, the couple has also designed and built a new playhouse at St. Jude Target House, where the families of children being treated at the hospital can stay for free.
Life changing: Chip and Joanna Gaines presented a $ 1.5 million donation to St. Jude Children's & # 39; s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee on Wednesday
The generous gifts were revealed during a garden party with some families and children who will benefit from their hard work and generosity.
& # 39; When we walked in today, a little boy told us that his & # 39; cancer treatment is trying and that's pretty much the best I've ever heard, & # 39; Chip said during the event People.
& # 39; In our world, the demo day marks the end of a chapter and the start of a newer, more exciting one. And that is exactly what we want for you – we pull for each of you. & # 39;
Glowing day: the donation goes to helping families of children with cancer; the Gaineses gathered during the event with some staff from St.Jude
Monumental: The couple presented the $ 1.5 million check at a garden party
The Gaineses, who originally set a goal to raise $ 230,000 for the children's hospital, received donations and set up the social media campaign, #ChipInChallenge. who received support from Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez, Drew Barrymore and Kacey Musgraves, among others.
Chip & # 39; s friend and marathon trainer Gabriele Grunewald raised the ante when he recorded the end of his life for his cancer and raised the goal to $ 500,000 while vowing to match all donations with St. Jude and the Brave Like Gabe Foundation.
Unfortunately, Grunewald died a day later.
But with his help, the Gaines managed to cross the half a million dollar mark three times and make a $ 1.5 million donation, which will be used to ensure that families of children with cancer do not have to pay for treatment, travel, food or housing.
Generous: The couple has also designed and built a new playhouse in the St. Jude Target House, where the families of children being treated in the hospital can stay for free
For the children: the top stars of Fixer have received donations and have set up the social media campaign #ChipInChallenge to raise money for the hospital
State of the art: the playhouse has a number of extras and things for the children
Return large: & # 39; Today we leave @StJude forever, & # 39; wrote Joanna Gaines on Instagram after the event
After making the great donations and spending time with the brave child patients, Chip and Joanna Gaines were overcome with joy.
& # 39; Today we leave @StJude forever, & # 39; Joanna wrote in the caption of a series of photos of the event she shared on Instagram.
& # 39; The wonderful children and families here have so much strength and hope and we were honored to spend the day with them. Thank you for the best garden party and everything you do for the families staying at the Target House. And thanks again to everyone who contributed to supporting the children on St. Jude. & # 39;
The couple will launch their own cable network in 2020.
Big plans: the couple will launch their own cable network in 2020
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